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2003

Birthright volunteers count success one delivery at a time

COLUMBIA — When Birthright of Columbia celebrated the anniversary of its founding Feb. 2, its purpose may have been to thank the community for 23 years of support. But it also hoped to interest a few new volunteers. “The community knows what we are about,” said Hank Chardos of St. Peter’s parish in Columbia, one […]


‘As good as it gets’

Bishop England teen lives her faith and is a true Christian example for students and teachers by Nancy Schwerin CHARLESTON — Katie Vaughan lives her life trying to be a light of Christ for others. She recently underwent a 30-day meditative prayer process and meets regularly with a spiritual director. She attributes her spiritual growth […]


Upstate students fast to raise cash for CRS

TAYLORS — Their stomachs were growling, but that didn’t distract them from the message. “This is our way of doing our part to help people who are in need,” said Patrick Haller, speaking for around 70 fellow high school students who were in the final two of hours of their 24-hour food fast at Prince […]


Rededication is Good News at St. Anthony

GREENVILLE — The long wait was well worth it. It took six and a half years to get from dream to reality, but everything finally came together on Dec. 15 when St. Anthony of Padua parishioners celebrated the rededication of their renovated, enlarged church-and a joyous celebration it was. Bishop Robert J. Baker celebrated the […]


Community effort brings renewed life to school

COLUMBIA — Part of the mission statement of St. Martin de Porres School reads, “St. Martin is actively changing from a mission community to a community on a mission.” With all the activity, renovations and improvements at the school, no one would doubt the mission and the enthusiasm of everyone involved with it. One of […]


Russian priest shares rebirth story with diocesan students

COLUMBIA — “I have a wonderful story to tell,” said Father Daniel L. Maurer to Holly Pobis’ attentive sixth-grade class at St. Joseph School. “It is a story about the rebirth of the Church in Russia.” Never seeming to tire, Father Maurer from Mary Mother of God Mission Society told of his 11 years in […]


Bishop Baker’s Christmas Homily

I join my brother priests and deacons in wishing you the blessings of that great event we celebrate on this holy day—the birth of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, the Son of God. May today’s blessing be with you all through the Christmas season and all through the New Year—2003! Father Sam Weber and I visited […]


Service, education, faith balanced at Nativity

CHARLESTON — The principal’s office at Nativity School has a bright view. True, the window looks out over a parking lot, but the walls are filled with the vivid hues of crayon and pencil, the artwork of students David Knab, PhD., would never consider anything but placing the work of his students before him. That’s […]


Couples renew marital vows, celebrate a lifetime with God

GOOSE CREEK — The renewal of vows held at Immaculate Conception Feb. 9 was more than a spiritual marking of the passage of time; it was a testimony to teamwork, a team consisting of God, a husband and a wife. In his homily for the third annual wedding anniversary celebration, Adorno Father Frank Palmieri, spoke […]


New education center at St. Mary Magdalene accommodates growth

SIMPSONVILLE – The portable classrooms are gone and the off-campus religious education classes have ended. Last month, Bishop Robert J. Baker dedicated St. Mary Magdalene’s sparkling new education center that will be home to religious education and more for many years to come at the growing parish in Simpsonville. The two-story red brick building is […]


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    USCCB National Convocation of Catholic Leaders
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    Daniel Rudd Fund Application open
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